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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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@dcbubblepod

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Episode 30: Trump's brand > GOP brand

9/18/2017
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On this week’s episode: For many of his supporters, President Donald Trump’s brand outshines the GOP’s—and that’s a problem for this Republican Congress. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are South Carolina State Representative and Congressional candidate Katie Arrington (R-94th); Pati Mazzei of the Miami Herald; Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee; Bud Kennedy of Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and McClatchy’s New York City bureau chief Katie Glueck.

Duration: 00:29:24


Episode 29: Trump can do no wrong for his base

8/28/2017
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On this week’s episode: President Donald Trump’s core supporters stand by their man—but can anything shake their resolve? Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are McClatchy’s New York City bureau chief Katie Glueck; Alex Daugherty of the Miami Herald; and national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:35:36


Episode 28: The pitfall of Confederate statue politics

8/21/2017
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On this week’s episode: In the wake of Charlottesville, cities nationwide grapple with the future of their Confederate monuments as Democrats risk overplaying their hand. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; Pati Mazzei of the Miami Herald; Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader; and national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:34:33


Episode 27: Will Democrats find a path to power?

8/15/2017
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On this week’s episode, violence erupts at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump faces withering criticism for his response. In addition, Democrats look inward to heal conflicts of their own, and strategize for electoral success in 2018 and beyond. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and a potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful; Colin Campbell of the News &...

Duration: 00:35:49


Episode 26: Trump finds his most powerful message

8/7/2017
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On this week’s episode, President Donald Trump celebrates the country’s economic growth after his first six months in office—but do his supporters share his enthusiasm? Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are Democratic pollster Pete Brodnitz, Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh, Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader, and national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:31:19


Episode 25: Can Democrats win back working class whites?

8/1/2017
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On this week’s episode, new Democratic data shows the party’s House candidates can win back the white working-class voters who strongly supported President Donald Trump last year—but they have a lot of work ahead of them. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are House Majority PAC Executive Director Charles Kelly, Miami Herald lead political reporter Pati Mazzei, Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star, Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh, and...

Duration: 00:43:26


Episode 24: Does Russia matter beyond DC?

7/17/2017
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On this week’s episode, both Republicans and Democrats try to figure out what President Donald Trump’s ongoing Russia scandal will mean for the 2018 midterm elections—and how to prepare for it. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar, and McClatchy senior political correspondents Katie Glueck and Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:28:22


Episode 23: Would Ben Sasse primary President Trump?

7/10/2017
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On this week’s episode, Republicans wonder aloud what “never-Trumper” Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is planning after a weekend trip to Iowa—and whether President Donald Trump could be in for a primary battle. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Story County, Iowa, GOP Chairman Brett Barker; Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee; Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Senior Political Correspondent Katie Glueck.

Duration: 00:32:42


Episode 22: Where do Democrats go after Georgia?

6/26/2017
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On this week’s episode, Democrats in swing districts try to learn the lessons of Jon Ossoff's loss in Georgia's special election, as Nancy Pelosi's leadership comes under fire. Joining Miami Herald lead political reporter Pati Mazzei to share the view from battleground states are Democratic political strategist Mike Mikus, national political correspondent Alex Roarty, Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh and Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee.

Duration: 00:33:02


Episode 21: The moment of truth for Jon Ossoff and Georgia's Sixth

6/19/2017
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On this week’s episode, Democrats face the moment of truth with Jon Ossoff and the Georgia Sixth special election. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star; Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh; Bud Kennedy of Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:33:33


Episode 20: Do Trump voters care about Comey?

6/13/2017
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On this week’s episode, partisans take sides on the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Republican political strategist Chris Wilson; Miami Herald lead political reporter Pati Mazzei; Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star; Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee; and Senior Political Correspondent Katie Glueck.

Duration: 00:37:30


Episode 19: Will Trump lose support in Florida over climate?

6/6/2017
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On this week’s episode, Democrats out West grapple with single-payer health care—and what that means for the future of their party. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Democratic political strategist Doug Herman; Miami Herald political reporter Pati Mazzei, Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh, Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee; and national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:30:27


Episode 18: Will Montana punish Trump?

5/23/2017
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On this week’s episode, Democrats hope for a huge win in the Montana congressional special election. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are political blogger Don Pogreba; Miami Herald political reporter Pati Mazzei, Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh; and Democratic Correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:36:12


Episode 17: More fallout from Comey’s firing

5/16/2017
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On this week’s episode, the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey leaves the Trump administration scrambling. Joining Miami Herald lead political reporter Pati Mazzei to share the view from battleground states are former Chairman of the Florida GOP Al Cardenas, Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star; Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh, as well as White House Correspondent Anita Kumar and Senior Political Correspondent Katie Glueck.

Duration: 00:32:11


Episode 16: Democrats set their sights on Florida

5/9/2017
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On this week’s episode, the surprise announcement of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen retirement has Democrats looking to pick up a seat in Florida. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Democratic political consultant Steve Schale; Miami Herald political reporter Pati Mazzei, who broke the story of Ros-Lehtinen's impending departure from the House; Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star; Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and Congressional correspondent...

Duration: 00:30:50


Episode 15: Live, before the White House correspondents' dinner

5/1/2017
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On this special live episode, recorded before the annual White House correspondents' dinner, Matt Gorman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and Meredith Kelly of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee join host Kristin Roberts, Senior Political Correspondent Katie Gluck and Congressional correspondent Alex Roarty to examine how President Trump is impacting the 2018 midterm elections.

Duration: 00:20:39


Episode 14: Tax reform takes center stage

4/25/2017
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On this week’s episode, President Donald Trump counts down to 100 days in office with a flurry of legislative efforts, including tax reform and a renewed crackdown on sanctuary cities. Joining Kristin Roberts to share the view from battleground states are Donald Bryson, North Carolina State Director at Americans for Prosperity; Pati Mazzei of the Miami Herald and Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh, as well as White House Correspondent Anita Kumar and Senior Political...

Duration: 00:34:09


Episode 13: Jon Ossoff takes Georgia's 6th down to the wire

4/16/2017
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On this week’s special episode, Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff takes the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional district down to the wire. Joining Kristin Roberts to discuss how voters in the heavily conservative district are reacting to Trump, and the left's new wunderkind is Georgia-based GOP strategist Chip Lake, and Congressional correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration: 00:16:19


Episode 11: Conservatives won’t be bullied by Trump

4/4/2017
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On this week’s episode of Beyond the Bubble, Americans think President Donald Trump’s decisions are hurting the country’s standing in the world, conservative Freedom Caucus members refuse to give the White House what it wants and voters tell pollsters they just don’t care all that much about Russia. Joining Kristin Roberts to share battleground-state reporting on how voters are reacting to Trump’s Washington are Pati Mazzei of the Miami Herald and Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in...

Duration: 00:32:43


Episode 9: The battle ahead over public lands and private profit

3/21/2017
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On this week’s episode, President Donald Trump’s early actions signal a willingness to let corporations explore public lands for profit, the White House dismisses suggestions that its budget blueprint is a political document and Democrats throw money at another long-shot red-state contender. Joining Kristin Roberts to share battleground-state reporting on how voters are reacting to Trump’s Washington are Pati Mazzei of the Miami Herald and Colin Campbell of the News & Observer in Raleigh,...

Duration: 00:28:13

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